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Aug 1, 2014

Taiwan to put near-completed nuclear plant on hold

Taiwan’s government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant under construction that has been criticized by the public as unsafe, pending a referendum on its future. Deputy economic affairs minister Woody Duh said maintenance fees could reach 4 billion New Taiwan ...

An Iraq in peril struggles to hold together

Aug 1, 2014

An Iraq in peril struggles to hold together

Salman Khaled has already lived through Baghdad’s sectarian disintegration; with Iraq now splintering into Shiite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish regions, he says this time the survival of the country is at stake. “Things are really tense and it could get worse,” said the 23-year-old ...

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

Jul 31, 2014

Powell maybe not told early about CIA techniques

A Senate report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention practices after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and secret prisons, according to a document circulating ...

Jul 31, 2014

Republicans ready to push lawsuit against Obama

Republicans were ready to approve legislation Wednesday authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his signature health care law. The lawsuit was expected to pass through the House of Representatives on strictly party lines. Democrats ...

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Jul 30, 2014

Dems cash in on anti-Obama chatter

Impeaching President Barack Obama may be highly unlikely, but election-year chatter about it among conservatives has helped Democrats raise $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Since House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner announced plans in June to sue the president, ...